Author: Ben Chiappinelli

Vermont spring turkey hunt starts soon

MONTPELIER – It’s almost time for spring turkey hunting in Vermont.  Youth spring turkey hunting weekend is April 28 and 29 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31. Vermont hunters set an all-time record last year when they took 6,599 turkeys in the spring youth weekend and May seasons.  The previous spring record occurred in 2013 when 6,365 birds were taken in the spring. The April 28 and 29 youth turkey hunting weekend provides an excellent opportunity for experienced hunters to teach young hunters how to safely and successfully hunt wild turkeys. “Beyond the simple...

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Yellowjackets send a trio of skater to Rotary Classic

This past weekend the 34th Annual Rotary Classic was hosted here in Essex. The all-star hockey game started out with a visit from Olympic gold medalist and native Vermonter Amanda Pelkey, followed by the girls’ teams taking the ice. In the boys’ game, Yellowjacket Patrick Shannon played for the offense, while a pair of MHS defensemen, Cam Goodrich and Noah Perry, also took the ice. Photos by Kyle St. Peter....

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Local Easter Services for 2018

MILTON Thursday, March 29 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service, United Church of Milton, 51 Main St., Milton 7 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Ascension Parish, 3157 Ethan Allen Hwy., Georgia 7 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass, St. Ann Catholic Church, 41 Main St., Milton; watch hour until midnight, confessions after mass until 10 p.m. (or until all are heard) Friday, March 30 Noon, The Passion of the Lord, Ascension Parish, 3157 Ethan Allen Hwy., Georgia 6 p.m., Good Friday service, Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton 6:30 p.m., Good Friday service, Redeeming Grace Church, 164 Ballard Rd., Georgia...

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MHS senior Trent Cross recognized by National Football Foundation

“Anything for that kid.” Those were the first words that Milton varsity football Coach Jim Provost met me with when I told him I would like to get some quotes about senior Yellowjacket football standout Trent Cross. Cross, who played on either side of the ball as a wide receiver and cornerback, was recognized this past week by the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Cross was one of six scholar-athletes around the state to receive the prestigious honor and is the first Milton Yellowjacket to receive the award according to MHS athletic...

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